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NFL Week 17 Game Capsules

Posted Dec 26, 2013

NFL Week 17 Game Capsules



WEEK 17 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2013

CAROLINA PANTHERS (11-4) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (4-11)

SERIES

PANTHERS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

 

23-14

STREAKS

Past 2

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Rivera: 2-3

Smith: 7-4

LAST WEEK

W 17-13 vs. Saints

L 34-24 at 49ers

LAST GAME

11/3/13: Falcons 10 at Panthers 34. Carolina QB Cam Newton accounts for 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush). Panthers defense forces 4 turnovers, including CB Drayton Florence’s 38-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/30/12: Falcons 30, Panthers 28. Atlanta WR Roddy White has 8 catches for 169 yards & 2 TDs. Falcons K Matt Bryant converts game-winning 40-yard FG with 5 seconds remaining.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (Car.), 110 (Atl.). XM: 228 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING

Newton: 277-446-3,230-22-12-89.2

Ryan: 411-611-4,235 (3C)-24-16-89.2

RUSHING

D. Williams: 191-810-4.2-3

Jackson: 144-502-3.5-6

RECEIVING

Olsen (TE): 67-774-11.6-5

Gonzalez (TE): 79-803-10.2-8

OFFENSE

319.1

345.5

TAKE/GIVE

12 (3L)

-8

DEFENSE

300.9 (2L)

385.8

SACKS

Hardy: 11

Umenyiora: 7.5

INTs

Kuechly, Mitchell: 4 (T3C)

3 tied: 2

PUNTING

Nortman: 47.7 (2C)

Bosher: 46.4

KICKING

Gano: 111 (39/39 PAT; 24/27 FG)

Bryant: 103 (37/37 PAT; 22/25 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: Clinch NFC South & 1st round bye with win…QB CAM NEWTON is only player with 50 pass (62) & 25 rush (28) TDs in 1st 3 NFL seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row with 40 yard TD (1 rush, 1 rec.). RB MIKE TOLBERT had rush TD in Week 9…WR STEVE SMITH needs 55 rec. yards for 10th 800-yard season. TE GREG OLSEN aims for 5th in row vs. Atl. with TD. WR BRANDON LA FELL has 13 career rec. TDs & averages 27.1 yards per TD (352 yards)…In last meeting, LBs THOMAS DAVIS & LUKE KUECHLY each had INT. Both had INT last week. Kuechly (146) & Davis (117) lead team in tackles. Since entering NFL in 2012, Kuechly leads NFL with 310 tackles. Had 24 tackles last week, tied for most in NFL since 1994. DE GREG HARDY has 20 sacks in past 24, incl. 3 last week. Since 2010, DE CHARLES JOHNSON is 1 of 2 in NFC with 40 sacks (42) & 10 FFs (10). CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN has 3 sacks & INT-TD in past 2. Has 4 INT-TDs since 2012, most in NFL. S MIKE MITCHELL is 1 of 2 in NFL with 4 INTs (4), 3 sacks (3) & 2 FFs (2)…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has 4,235 yards, his 3rd consecutive 4,000-yard season. Is 5-0 at home vs. Car. with 107.6 rating…Since 2005, RB STEVEN JACKSON has 9,967 rush yards, 2nd most in NFL…TE TONY GONZALEZ is 5th in NFL history with 15,000 rec. yards (15,071). Has 803 yards, his 13th 800-yard season. Has catch in 210 consecutive games, 2nd longest streak in NFL history. WR RODDY WHITE had 12 catches for 141 yards & TD last week. Has 17 catches for 286 yards (143 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 meetings. Has 4 TDs in past 3 vs. Car. WR HARRY DOUGLAS has 1,009 yards, his 1st 1,000-yard season…Rookie LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 114 tackles. Rookie CBs DESMOND TRUFANT & ROBERT ALFORD each had INT in Week 9. Trufant (16) leads team in PD. Rookie LB JOPLO BARTU is only Falcons player with 70 tackles (79) & 3 sacks (3.5) this season.  

BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-7) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (10-5)

SERIES

RAVENS

BENGALS

SERIES LEADER

 

20-15

STREAKS

5 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 7-4

Lewis 11-10

LAST WEEK

L 41-7 vs. Patriots

W 42-14 vs. Vikings

LAST GAME

11/10/13: Bengals 17 at Ravens 20 (OT). Baltimore QB Joe Flacco throws 2 TDs. Ravens defense records 3 INTs, including 2 by S James Ihedigbo.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/12: Bengals 23, Ravens 17. Cincinnati DE Carlos Dunlap records sack & scores on 14-yard INT-TD. Bengals K Josh Brown converts all 3 FG attempts (47, 32, 38).

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 134 (Bal.), 86 (Cin.). XM: 86 (Cin.). 

STATS

PASSING

Flacco: 332-564-3,720-18-19-75.2

Dalton: 342-550-4,015-31 (T3L)-16-91.0

RUSHING

Rice: 208-645-3.1-4

Green-Ellis: 209-690-3.3-7

RECEIVING

T. Smith: 62-1,101-17.8-4

Green: 94-1,365 (3C)-14.5-10 (T3C)

OFFENSE

313.1

366.8

TAKE/GIVE

-6

2

DEFENSE

331.7 (3C)

311.1 (1C)

SACKS

Suggs: 10

Dunlap, Gilberry: 7.5

INTs

Graham, D. Smith: 3

A. Jones: 3

PUNTING

Koch: 45.9

Powell: 45.5

KICKING

Tucker: 131 (26/26 PAT; 35/38 FG)

Nugent: 96 (48/49 PAT; 16/20 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: Aim to reach postseason for 6th straight season…Have won 4 of past 5…QB JOE FLACCO (3,720) needs 280 passing yards to join VINNY TESTAVERDE (4,177 in 1996) as only players in franchise history to reach 4,000 in season. Has 24-11 career record vs. AFC North…RB RAY RICE has 7 rush TDs in past 6 games vs. Bengals. Ravens are 14-4 (.778) when Rice has 100 rush yards…WR TORREY SMITH (1,101) has reached 1,000 rec. yards in season for 1st time in career. Needs 101 yards for most in season in Raven annals (MICHAEL JACKSON, 1,201 in 1996)…TE DENNIS PITTA has 2 TD catches in past 3 vs. Cin…LB TERRELL SUGGS (10) has reached 10 sacks for 5th time. LB DARYL SMITH is 1 of 3 players in AFC with at least 5 sacks & 3 INTs in 2013…S JAMES IHEDIGBO had career-best 2 INTs in last game vs. Bengals…Since 2012, KR JACOBY JONES has 4 kick-return TDs (3 KR, 1 PR), tied for most in NFL…K JUSTIN TUCKER has made 33 of last 34 FGs…BENGALS: Clinched 1st AFC North title since 2009…Club aims for 8-0 record at home this season…Last week, Bengals became 3rd team in NFL history to score 40 points in 4 straight home games in season (1952 Lions, 2000 Rams)…QB ANDY DALTON (4,015 passing yards, 31 TD passes) needs 117 passing yards & 2 TD passes for most in season in team history. In past 4 in December, Dalton has 10 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108.1 rating. Cin. is 15-1 (.938) when Dalton has 100 rating…Rookie RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 18-yard TD catch in last game vs. Bal. Since 2010, RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has 37 rush TDs, 4th-most in NFL…WR A.J. GREEN (3,772) needs 15 rec. yards to surpass TORRY HOLT (3,786) for 2nd-most rec. yards in 1st 3 seasons of career. Needs 6 rec. to become 3rd Bengal to reach 100 in season. Had 8 rec. for 151 yards, incl. 51-yard TD catch in last game against Bal…Defense allows 19.2 points per game, 2nd-fewest in AFC…LB VONTAZE BURFICT leads team with 157 tackles. Had career-best 2 sacks last week. LB VINCENT REY had 25-yard INT-return TD vs. Min. last week.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4-11) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (10-5)

SERIES

JAGUARS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

 

17-8

STREAKS

3 of past 5

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bradley: 0-1

Pagano: 2-1

LAST WEEK

L 20-16 vs. Titans

W 23-7 at Chiefs

LAST GAME

9/29/13: Colts 37 at Jaguars 3. Indianapolis defense limits Jacksonville to 205 total net yards & forces 3 INTs. Colts QB Andrew Luck passes for 257 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/23/12: Jaguars 22, Colts 17. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 177 yards & TD. Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert throws 80-yard TD pass to WR Cecil Shorts in final minute.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 138 (Jax.), 113 (Ind.). XM: 231 (Ind.). 

STATS

PASSING

Henne: 275-452-2,910-12-13-76.5

Luck: 317-533-3,540-22-9-86.0

RUSHING

Jones-Drew: 221-764-3.5-5

Richardson: 180-538-3.0-2

RECEIVING

Sanders: 45-434-9.6-1

Hilton: 71-928-13.1-5

OFFENSE

290.1

339.3

TAKE/GIVE

-4

11 (2C)

DEFENSE

379.4

357.5

SACKS

Babin: 6.5

Mathis: 16.5 (1C)

INTs

4 tied: 2

Butler: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Anger: 45.6

McAfee: 45.9

KICKING

Scobee: 87 (21/22 PAT; 22/24 FG)

Vinatieri: 127 (31/31 PAT; 32/37 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS: Seek 4th straight win on road…Have won past 2 at Ind…QB CHAD HENNE posted 80.5 passer rating in only career start against Ind. (11/8/12)…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 1,412 rush yards vs. Colts, most against any team. Has 8 100-yard rush games vs. Ind. Has 27 career 100-yard rush games & Jaguars are 19-8 (.704) in such contests. Has 68 rush TDs, most in club annals & 2nd-most among active players (ADRIAN PETERSON, 86). Has 81 total TDs (68 rush, 11 rec. 2 return), most in Jaguars history…WR MIKE BROWN posted 2nd TD catch of career last week…TE MARCEDES LEWIS aims for 5th consecutive game with TD rec. Needs 6 catches to become 4th player in franchise history with 300 rec…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY (152) has reached 100 tackles for 6th consecutive season…DE ANDRE BRANCH aims for 4th consecutive game with sack…DE JASON BABIN has 3.5 sacks in past 4 games…CB ALAN BALL has 2 INTs in past 3 games. CB WILL BLACKMON had INT in last game vs. Ind…COLTS: Clinched AFC South title for 8th-time since 2003…Last week, QB ANDREW LUCK registered 21st career win, tying HOFer DAN MARINO for 3rd-most wins by starting QB in 1st 2 NFL seasons during SB era. Luck (7,914) has 2nd-most passing yards by player in his 1st 2 seasons of career in NFL history (CAM NEWTON, 7,920). Luck (10) has most game-winning drives by QB in 4th qtr./OT in 1st 2 seasons of career since ’70…RB DONALD BROWN is averaging 7.8 yards per carry in past 2. Had 110 scrimmage yards with 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. RB TRENT RICHARDSON had rush TD in last game vs. Jax…WR T.Y. HILTON has career-best in catches (71) & rec. yards (928) in 2013. Had 4 catches for 113 yards, incl. 40-yard TD rec., in last game at home vs. Jaguars. WR GRIFF WHALEN had career-best in catches (7) & receiving yards (80) last week…LB ROBERT MATHIS (108 career; 16.5 in 2013) has most sacks in career by Colt & in single-season since 1982. Has 7 sacks in past 5 vs. Jax…CB DARIUS BUTLER has 3 INTs & 2 INT-return TDs in last 2 vs. Jaguars.

NEW YORK JETS (7-8) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-7)

SERIES

JETS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

49-45-1

 

STREAKS

 

Past 2, 7 of past 10

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ryan: 3-6

Philbin: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 24-13 vs. Browns

L 19-0 at Bills

LAST GAME

12/01/13: Dolphins 23 at Jets 3. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill throws 2 3rd-quarter TD passes to WRs Brian Hartline (31) & Mike Wallace (28). Dolphins DE Olivier Vernon adds 3 sacks

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/23/12: Jets 23, Dolphins 20 (OT). New York S LaRon Landry has 18-yard INT-TD. Jets QB Mark Sanchez throws 7-yard TD to WR Jeremy Kerley.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 111 (NYJ), 92 (Mia.). XM: 225 (Mia.). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Smith (R): 230-416-2,856-12-21-65.3

Tannehill: 335-548-3,709-23-14-84.6

RUSHING

Ivory: 177-814-4.6-3

L. Miller: 160-636-4.0-2

RECEIVING

Kerley: 38-483-12.7-3

Hartline: 74-978-13.2-4

OFFENSE

314.4

314.1

TAKE/GIVE

-17

1

DEFENSE

337.5

358.4

SACKS

Wilkerson: 10.5

Vernon: 11.5 (T3C)

INTs

Cromartie: 3

Grimes, Patterson: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Quigley: 45.8

Fields: 48.8 (2L)

KICKING

Folk: 118 (25/25 PAT; 31/33 FG)

Sturgis (R): 110 (32/32 PAT; 26/34 FG)

NOTES

JETS: QB GENO SMITH (2,856) has most passing yards by rookie in franchise history. Club is 5-0 when Smith has 80 rating. Has 5 rush TDs, 2nd-most among NFL QBs (CAM NEWTON, 6)…Jets average 133.6 rush yards per game, 2nd-best in AFC…RB CHRIS IVORY posted 3rd 100-yard rush game of season last week…WR SANTONIO HOLMES averages 20.8 yards per catch this season. Had 9 rec. for 147 yards (16.3 avg.) in last game at Mia. WR DAVID NELSON had career-high 2 TD rec. last week…Defense allows fewest rush yards per game (88) in AFC…DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON (10.5) & LB CALVIN PACE (10) have combined for 20.5 sacks. Pace aims for 4th game in row with sack…Rookie CB DEE MILLINER posted 1st INT of career last week & recorded career-best 5 PDs…S ED REED has 2 INTs in past 3. Has 63 career INTs, most among active players. Mia. native has 5 career INTs vs. Dolphins (incl. postseason)…DOLPHINS: Seek 1st postseason appearance since 2008…QB RYAN TANNEHILL (3,709) needs 291 pass yards to join HOFer DAN MARINO as only Dolphins to register 4,000-yard season. Aims for 3rd straight game at home with 300 pass yards. For career, Tannehill is 2-1 vs. NYJ...RB LAMAR MILLER had 85 scrimmage yards in last game vs. NYJ…WR MIKE WALLACE needs 95 rec. yards to record 3rd 1,000-yard season of career. Averages 86 rec. yards per game in 3 career regular-season games vs. NYJ. WR BRIAN HARTLINE (978) needs 22 rec. yards to reach 1,000 in 2 straight seasons. Had 9 rec. for 127 yards with TD in last game vs. Jets…TE CHARLES CLAY (65) has 2nd-most rec. by TE in season in team history (RANDY MC MICHAEL, 73 in 2004). Clay (716) needs 75 rec. yards to surpass McMichael (791 in 2004) for most rec. yards by TE in season in Dolphins annals…LB OLIVIER VERNON had career-best 3 sacks in last game vs. NYJ…DE CAMERON WAKE needs 1.5 sacks to register 3rd 10 sack season.

DETROIT LIONS (7-8) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-10-1)

SERIES

LIONS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

 

68-34-2

STREAKS

4 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schwartz: 4-5

Frazier: 2-4

LAST WEEK

L 23-20 (OT) vs. Giants

L 42-14 at Bengals

LAST GAME

9/8/13: Vikings 24 at Lions 34. Detroit RB Joique Bell rushes for 2 TDs & RB Reggie Bush catches 77-yard TD from QB Matthew Stafford. Lions rookie TE Joseph Fauria adds TD rec.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/11/12: Vikings 34, Lions 24. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 171 yards, including 61-yard TD run. Vikings QB Christian Ponder throws 2 TD passes.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Charissa Thompson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det.), 108 (Min.). XM: 232 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING

Stafford: 349-601-4,433 (3L)-28 (3C)-19-83.6

Cassel: 133-221-1,618-10-8-82.7

RUSHING

Bush: 209-974-4.7-4

Peterson: 279-1,266 (3L)-4.5-10 (T3L)

RECEIVING

C. Johnson: 84-1,492 (1C)-17.8-12 (T2L)

Jennings: 63-760-12.1-4

OFFENSE

401.9 (3L)

344.2

TAKE/GIVE

-14

-10

DEFENSE

346.7

408.0

SACKS

Ansah (R): 8

Allen: 9.5

INTs

Levy: 6 (T2L)

Greenway: 3

PUNTING

Martin (R): 46.8

Locke (R): 44.5

KICKING

Akers: 92 (41/42 PAT; 17/22 FG)

Walsh: 119 (41/42 PAT; 26/30 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 4,433 yards & needs 67 for 3rd consecutive 4,500-yard season. Aims for 4th in row vs. Min. with 300 yards…In Week 1, RB REGGIE BUSH had 191 scrimmage yards (90 rush, 101 rec) & TD (77-yard rec). RB JOIQUE BELL had 2 TDs in last meeting. Since 2011, WR CALVIN JOHNSON leads NFL with 5,137 rec. yards & 111.7 rec. yards per game. Only player in NFL history with 5,000 rec. yards in 3-year span. Needs 8 yards to be 1st with 3 1,500-yard seasons in row. In last game at Min., had 12 catches for 207 yards & TD. In past 2 at Min., has 19 catches for 315 yards (157.5 per game) & 3 TDs. TE JOSEPH FAURIA has 7 rec. TDs, 2nd most by rookie. TE BRANDON PETTIGREW had TD in last game at Min…LB DE ANDRE LEVY had INT in last meeting. Has 6 INTs, tied with HOFer JOE SCHMIDT for most by Det. LB in season. In Week 1, LB STEPHEN TULLOCH had INT & sack. Leads team with 123 tackles. DT NICK FAIRLEY has 2.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. Had sack & safety last week. DE ZIGGY ANSAH leads NFL rookies with 8 sacks…VIKINGS: QB MATT CASSEL has 119.4 rating in 2 wins as starter this year…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has rushed for 769 yards (128.2 per game) & 8 TDs in 6 home meetings (5 100-yard games). Since entering NFL in 2007, leads NFL with 10,115 rush yards & 86 rush TDs…In past 2 at home, WR GREG JENNINGS has 18 catches for 241 yards (120.5 per game) & 2 TDs. Rookie WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON has TD in 3 of past 4. Leads NFL with 33.6 KR avg. & 2 KR-TDs. Only player in NFL with rec. (3), rush (2) & KR (2) TD. WR JEROME SIMPSON had 7 catches for 140 yards in Week 1. WR JARIUS WRIGHT had 36-yard TD last week…Since entering NFL in 2004, DE JARED ALLEN has NFL-best 126.5 sacks. Has 13.5 sacks in 12 meetings. DE BRIAN ROBISON has 8 sacks in past 8. LB CHAD GREENWAY leads team with 129 tackles. DT KEVIN WILLIAMS had career-high 4 sacks vs. Det. (10/12/08). LB ERIN HENDERSON had INT in last meeting. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 1.5 sacks last week.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-12) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (6-9)

SERIES

REDSKINS

GIANTS

SERIES LEADER

 

93-64-4

STREAKS

 

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Shanahan: 4-7

Coughlin: 14-8

LAST WEEK

L 24-23 vs. Cowboys

W 23-20 (OT) at Lions

LAST GAME

12/1/13: Giants 24 at Redskins 17. New York RB Andre Brown rushes for 2 TDs. Giants TE Brandon Myers catches 22-yard TD pass from Eli Manning.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/21/12: Giants 27, Redskins 23. New York WR Victor Cruz catches 77-yard TD pass from QB Eli Manning with 1:13 remaining for decisive points in Giants’ victory.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Rondé Barber, Kris Budden (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (Was.), 119 (NYG). XM: 233 (NYG). 

STATS

PASSING

Cousins: 62-106-685-4-5-70.7

Manning: 307-527-3,666-17-26-69.8

RUSHING

A. Morris: 260-1,213-4.7-7

A. Brown: 126-481-3.8-3

RECEIVING

Garçon: 107 (1L)-1,290-12.1-5

Cruz: 73-998-13.7-4

OFFENSE

377.6

309.5

TAKE/GIVE

-7

-16

DEFENSE

359.1

337.7

SACKS

Orakpo: 10

Tuck: 9

INTs

Hall: 4

Rolle: 6 (T2L)

PUNTING

Rocca: 42.2

Weatherford: 47.2

KICKING

Forbath: 74 (26/26 PAT; 16/20 FG)

J. Brown: 92 (29/29 PAT; 21/23 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS has 907 pass yards (302.3 per game) in 3 career starts…RB ALFRED MORRIS has 1,213 rush yards, his 2nd consecutive 1,200-yard season. Has 100 rush yards or TD in all 3 meetings. In only game at NYG, rushed for 120 yards…WR PIERRE GARÇON leads NFL with franchise-record 107 catches. Has 1,290 rec. yards, his 1st 1,000-yard season. Had 11 catches for 144 yards & TD last week. Has 5 catches in all 15 games in 2013. In past 2 vs. NYG, has 17 catches for 167 yards (83.5 per game) & TD. WR SANTANA MOSS had 2 TDs in last game at NYG… LB LONDON FLETCHER has played in 255 consecutive games, 1 of 4 players in NFL history with 250 in a row. Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is 1 of 2 players in NFL (NYG’s Pierre-Paul) with 20 sacks (24.5) & 2 INT-TDs (2). LB PERRY RILEY, JR. leads team with 108 tackles. LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 7 sacks in past 7. Has 3 sacks in past 2 meetings. In past 4 meetings, CB JOSH WILSON has 2 INTs & sack. CB DE ANGELO HALL had INT last week, his 4th in 2013. Has 2 INTs in all 10 career seasons…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNNIG has started 150 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB. Is 6-2 as starter at home vs. Was…RB ANDRE BROWN has 11 rush TDs in his past 16. Has 3 rush TDs in 2 meetings…WR RUEBEN RANDLE has 6 rec. TDs in past 11. Leads team with 6 rec. TDs. WR JERREL JERNIGAN had TD last week, his 1st career TD. WR HAKEEM NICKS needs 154 rec. yards to reach 1,000 yards for 3rd time in past 4 years. TE BRANDON MYERS has TD catch in 3 of past 5…S ANTREL ROLLE has 5 INTs, 2 sacks, FF & FR in past 9. Leads team with 6 INTs & 90 tackles. CB PRINCE AMUKAMARA leads club with 12 PD. DE JUSTIN TUCK had career-high 4 sacks in last meeting & named NFC Def. Player of Week. Has sack in 5 of past 6 home meetings. Has 7.5 sacks in past 5. Had INT last week. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 6 sacks in 6 meetings. Has 4 sacks in 3 home games vs. Was. DT CULLEN JENKINS has 3.5 sacks in past 5. DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA had 2 sacks last week.

CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-11) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-8)

SERIES

BROWNS

STEELERS

SERIES LEADER

 

64-57

STREAKS

 

Past 2, 18 of past 20

COACHES VS. OPP.

Chudzinski: 0-1

Tomlin: 11-2

LAST WEEK

L 24-13 at Jets

W 38-31 at Packers

LAST GAME

11/24/13: Steelers 27 at Browns 11. Pittsburgh WR Antonio Brown catches 6 passes for 92 yards & TD. Steelers rookie RB Le’Veon Bell adds 98 scrimmage yards (80 rush, 18 rec.).

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/12: Steelers 24, Browns 10. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger completes 15 of 23 passes for 134 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers defense force 4 turnovers (3 FR, 1 INT).

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 136 (Cle.), 117 (Pit.). XM: 229 (Pit.). 

STATS

PASSING

Campbell: 157-276-1,775-10-7-77.8

Roethlisberger: 356-553-4,082-27-12-93.7 (3C)

RUSHING

McGahee: 138-377-2.7-2

Bell (R): 224-770-3.4-7

RECEIVING

Gordon: 80-1,564 (1L)-19.6-9

A. Brown: 101 (3L)-1,412 (3L)-14.0-8

OFFENSE

342.0

340.5

TAKE/GIVE

-8

-4

DEFENSE

335.1

340.1

SACKS

Sheard: 5.5

Worilds: 8

INTs

Gipson, Haden: 4 (T3C)

4 tied: 2

PUNTING

Lanning: 44.1

McBriar: 41.3

KICKING

Cundiff: 94 (31/31 PAT; 21/26 FG)

Suisham: 121 (37/37 PAT; 28/30 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: QB JASON CAMPBELL has at least 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs in 3 of 7 starts this season…RB EDWIN BAKER aims for 3rd straight game with rush TD…WR JOSH GORDON has 1,564 receiving yards, most in single-season in Browns history. Gordon (9) needs TD reception to join GARY COLLINS, BRAYLON EDWARDS & HOFer PAUL WARFIELD as only Browns to register 10 TD catches in season. Needs 10 catches to surpass HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME (89 in 3 seasons) for most in season in club history. Averages 127.1 scrimmage yards per game in 2013, 3rd-best in NFL. Had 14 catches for 237 yards (16.9 avg.) with TD in last game vs. Pit…TE JORDAN CAMERON has 7 TD rec., tied for 2nd-most by TE in season in club history (Newsome, 9 in 1979). Gordon (80) & Cameron (75) can become 2nd Browns duo ever to reach 80 catches apiece in season (KELLEN WINSLOW, 82 & BRAYLON EDWARDS, 80 in 2007)…LB BARKEVIOUS MINGO (5) is tied for 1st among AFC rookies in sacks…LB D’QWELL JACKSON has team-best 132 tackles…STEELERS: Seek 5th postseason appearance in 7 seasons under MIKE TOMLIN…For career, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 16-1 (.941) vs. Cle. (8-0 at home) with 26 TDs vs. 10 INTs & 100 rating. In past 6, has 14 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 103.4 rating. Needs 247 pass yards to surpass own single-season franchise passing record (4,328 in 2009). Has most career pass yards (33,926) & TD passes (218) in team history…Rookie RB LE’VEON BELL leads all AFC rookies with 1,163 scrimmage yards (770 rush; 393 rec.). Bell needs 73 scrimmage to surpass HOFer FRANCO HARRIS (1,235 in 1972) for most scrimmage yards by Steelers rookie…WR ANTONIO BROWN (101) needs 12 catches to surpass HINES WARD (112 in ’02) for most rec. in season in club history. Brown (1,412) has most receiving yards by Steeler n single-season. Has 3 TD rec. in past 4 vs. Cle…CB CORTEZ ALLEN had 40-yard INT-return TD last week…CB WILLIAM GAY had 21-yard INT-return TD in last game vs. Cle...LB JASON WORILDS has career-best 8 sacks in 2013.

HOUSTON TEXANS (2-13) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (6-9)

SERIES

TEXANS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

 

14-9

STREAKS

Past 3, 7 of past 10

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Philips: 1-2

Munchak 1-4

LAST WEEK

L 37-13 vs. Broncos

W 20-16 at Jaguars

LAST GAME

9/15/13: Titans 24 at Texans 30 (OT). Houston RBs Arian Foster & Ben Tate combine for 172 rushing yards. Texans rookie WR DeAndre Hopkins catches 7 passes for 117 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/2/12: Texans 24, Titans 10. Houston WR Lestar Jean (54 yards) & TE James Casey (5) each catch TD passes. Texans QB Matt Schaub passes for 207 yards.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Andrew Catalon, Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 137 (Hou.), 93 (Ten.). XM: 226 (Ten.). 

STATS

PASSING

Schaub: 197-324-2,081-10-12-74.4

Fitzpatrick: 202-326-2,288-14-11-83.2

RUSHING

Dennis Johnson (R): 49-183-3.7-0

C. Johnson: 252-950-3.8-5

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 103 (1C)-1,358-13.2-5

Wright: 89-1,029-11.6-2

OFFENSE

351.2

338.6

TAKE/GIVE

-17

-3

DEFENSE

318.0 (2C)

341.3

SACKS

Watt: 9.5

Casey: 10.5

INTs

Joseph: 3

Verner: 5 (T1C)

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.7 (3C)

Kern: 43.5

KICKING

Bullock: 100 (25/25 PAT; 25/34 FG)

Bironas: 106 (40/40 PAT; 22/26 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:  QB CASE KEENUM has 80 passer rating in 2 of past 4 on road. In past 4 at Ten., QB MATT SCHAUB has completed 99 of 151 passes (65.6 pct.) for 1,185 yards with 10 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108.7 rating…RB DEJI KARIM averaged 5.3 yards per carry in last game vs. AFC opponent (12/15/13 at Ind.)…Last week, WR ANDRE JOHNSON (103) reached 100 receptions for 5th time in career, tied for most in NFL history. Johnson (10) is tied with HOFer JERRY RICE for most games with 10 catches for 150 rec. yards in NFL history. For career, Johnson averages 6 receptions per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS is averaging 23.7 yards per catch in Dec. Is 2nd among NFL rookies in rec. yards (767). In last game vs. Ten., Hopkins had 7 catches for 117 yards (16.7 avg.), incl. game-winning 3-yard TD rec.… Rookie TE RYAN GRIFFIN had career-best 66 rec. yards last week…Since 2012, DE J.J. WATT leads NFL w/ 30 sacks. Has 2 sacks in each of past 3 vs. Ten… LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has career-best 7 sacks in 2013…TITANS:  QB RYAN FITZPATRICK had career-best in passing yards (402) & tied career-high in TD passes (4) in last game at home. In 1st NFL appearance, Fitzpatrick passed for 310 yards with 3 TDs & 117.4 rating vs. Hou. on 11/27/05…RB CHRIS JOHNSON (950) needs 50 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 6th consecutive season. Johnson (49) needs rush TD to join HOFer EARL CAMPBELL (73) & EDDIE GEORGE (64) as only RBs in club history to reach 50 career. For career, averages 89.9 rush yards per game vs. Hou. RB SHONN GREENE had season-best 91 rush yards last week…WR KENDALL WRIGHT (89) needs 1 rec. to become 5th different player to reach 90 rec. in club history. Has 29 3rd-down rec., tied for 3rd-most in NFL. Has 2 TD catches in 3 career games vs. Hou…TE DELANIE WALKER has career-highs in catches (57), rec. yards (542) & TD rec. (6)…DT JURRELL CASEY has career-best 10.5 sacks this season, tied for most among NFL DTs…CB ALTERRAUN VERNER had 23-yard INT-return TD in last game vs. Hou.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (11-4) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (10-5)

SERIES

49ERS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

27-17

 

STREAKS

Past 3, 8 of past 9

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 4-1

Arians: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 34-24 vs. Falcons

W 17-10 at Seahawks

LAST GAME

10/13/13: Cardinals 20 at 49ers 32. San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick throws 2 TDs to TE Vernon Davis (61, 35). 49ers defense forces 4 turnovers (2 INTs; 2 FR).

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/29/12: 49ers 24, Cardinals 3. San Francisco QB Alex Smith completes 18 of 19 passes for 232 yards with 157.1 passer rating. 49ers WR Michael Crabtree has 2 TD receptions.

BROADCAST

FOX (2:25 PM MST): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (SF), 85 (Arz.). XM: 230 (Arz.). 

STATS

PASSING

Kaepernick: 222-382-2,887-19-8-89.9

Palmer: 334-523-3,867-22-21-83.4

RUSHING

Gore: 263-1,114-4.2-9

Mendenhall: 207-640-3.1-8

RECEIVING

Boldin: 76-1,030-13.6-6

Fitzgerald: 76-841-11.1-10

OFFENSE

320.3

337.3

TAKE/GIVE

10

1

DEFENSE

305.9 (3L)

313.6

SACKS

Brooks, A. Smith: 8.5

Abraham: 11.5 (3C)

INTs

Brock: 5

Dansby: 4

PUNTING

Lee: 48.6 (1C)

Zastudil: 45.6

KICKING

Dawson: 129 (3C) (42/42 PAT; 29/32 FG)

Feely: 119 (35/35 PAT; 28/32 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: Clinched playoff spot. Can win NFC West & No. 1 seed…QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is 2-0 vs. Az. with 103.5 rating. Incl. playoffs, when he starts & has 100 rating, 49ers are 12-0…RB FRANK GORE rushed for 101 yards in Week 6. Has 1,114 rush yards, his 7th 1,000-yard season…In last meeting, TE VERNON DAVIS had 8 catches for 180 yards & 2 TDs. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 48 TDs. Has 10 TDs in past 12. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN returns to Az. Played 1st 7 seasons with Cards (2003-09) & had 586 catches for 7,520 yards with 44 TDs. Has 1,030 rec. yards, his 6th 1,000-yard season. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 13 catches for 244 yards (122 per game) & 4 TDs in past 2 meetings…LB NA VORRO BOWMAN leads team with 133 tackles. Had 89-yard INT-TD last week. Since entering NFL in 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is only player with 20 sacks (20.5), 15 FF (16) & 7 INTs (7). LB AHMAD BROOKS has 7 sacks in 8 meetings. DT JUSTIN SMITH has 4 sacks in past 5. Rookie S ERIC REID is only NFC player with 4 INTs & 2 FR…CARDINALS: Have won 7 of past 8…QB CARSON PALMER has 3,867 yards & needs 133 to reach 4,000. Would be 1st in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards with 3 teams…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has 5 rush TDs in past 6. Rookie RB ANDRE ELLINGTON had TD & avg. 8 yards/carry in Week 6…WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 6 catches for 117 yards & TD (75 yards) in last meeting. Has 5 TDs in past 6. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 72 rec. TDs. WR MICHAEL FLOYD had GW TD last week. In past 7, has 25 catches, all for 1st down. Needs 50 yards for 1st 1,000-yard season…LB KARLOS DANSBY is 1 of 4 in NFL history & 1st since 1994 with 6 sacks (6.5), 4 INTs & 2 INT-TDs in season. Ties for 1st in NFC with 109 solo tackles. LB DARYL WASHINGTON has 3 sacks in past 2 home meetings. LB JOHN ABRAHAM is active leader with 133.5 sacks & 48 FFs. Since 2011, CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON is only player with 10 INTs (12) & 3 PR-TDs (4). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has sack in 3 of past 4 vs. SF. Had 2 sacks last week.

DENVER BRONCOS (12-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-11)

SERIES

BRONCOS

RAIDERS

SERIES LEADER

 

59-45-2

STREAKS

Past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Fox: 5-2

Allen: 0-3

LAST WEEK

W 37-13 at Texans

L 26-13 at Chargers

LAST GAME

9/23/13: Raiders 21 at Broncos 37. Denver QB Peyton Manning throws for 374 yards & 3 TDs. Broncos WR Eric Decker catches 8 passes for 133 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/6/12: Broncos 26, Raiders 13. Denver RB Knowshon Moreno rushes for season-high 119 yards & TD. Peyton Manning passes for 310 yards & TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:25 PM PT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 113 (Den.), 93 (Oak.). XM: 226 (Oak.). 

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 425-631-5,211 (1L)-51 (1L)-10-113.0 (1C)

Pryor: 135-234-1,591-5-11-66.0

RUSHING

Moreno: 235-1,015 (3C)-4.3-10 (T3L)

Jennings: 159-724-4.6-6

RECEIVING

D. Thomas: 86-1,317-15.3-12 (T1C)

Streater: 55-848-15.4-3

OFFENSE

457.3 (1L)

339.0

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-8

DEFENSE

362.7

357.4

SACKS

Phillips: 10

Roach: 5.5

INTs

3 tied: 3

M. Jenkins, Porter: 2

PUNTING

Colquitt: 44.7

King: 49.1 (1L)

KICKING

Prater: 140 (2L) (71/71 PAT; 23/24 FG)

Janikowski: 98 (35/35 PAT; 21/29 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: Club (572) needs 18 points for most by team in season in NFL history (NE, 589)…QB PEYTON MANNING is 1st player in NFL history to pass for 5,000 yards & 50 TDs in same season. Has passed for 5,211 yards, 3rd-most ever in single-season in NFL history. Posted 5th game of season with at least 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs, tied for most such games in season in NFL history (TOM BRADY in 2007)…RB KNOWSHON MORENO (1,015) has reached 1,000 rush yards for 1st time in career…Since 2012, WR ERIC DECKER has 23 TD catches, most in AFC. Had 8 catches for 133 yards (16.6 avg.) in last game vs. Oak. DEMARYIUS THOMAS (1,317) needs 83 rec. yards to become 1st Bronco to have 2 1,400-yard seasons. Thomas is averaging 93.3 rec. yards per game in past 3 vs. Oak. TE JULIUS THOMAS (12) has most TD rec. by Broncos TE in season in franchise history. Den. is 1st team in NFL history to have 5 players score at least 10 TDs in same season…DE SHAUN PHILLIPS (10) needs 2 sacks to surpass career-best of 11.5 in ’06. Has 14 career sacks vs. Oak., most against any team…RAIDERS: Rookie QB MATT MC GLOIN had career-best 297 passing yards in last home game…QB TERRELLE PRYOR completed 19 of 28 passes (67.9 pct.) for 281 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 112.4 rating in last game vs. Den. Pryor (527) needs 3 rush yards to surpass RICH GANNON (529 in 2000) for most rush yards by Raiders QB in single-season…Club ranks 3rd in AFC with 129.1 rush yards per game in 2013…RB DARREN MC FADDEN posted 5th rush TD of season last week. Has 3 100-yard rush games vs. Den…WR ROD STREATER (848) needs 152 rec. yards to become 1st Raider with 1,000 rec. yards in season since RANDY MOSS (1,005) in 2005. WR DENARIUS MOORE had 6 rec. for 124 yards (20.7 avg.), incl. 73-yard TD rec. in last game vs. Den. WR ANDRE HOLMES has 19 rec. for 328 yards (17.3 avg.) & TD in past 4…TE MYCHAL RIVERA has 2 TD rec. in 2 of past 3…LB NICK ROACH leads team with 106 tackles…DE LAMARR HOUSTON aims for 3rd straight game with sack vs. Den.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-4) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (8-7)

SERIES

CHIEFS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

 

53-52-1

STREAKS

 

Past 3, 10 of past 12

COACHES VS. OPP.

Reid: 2-2

McCoy: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 23-7 vs. Colts

W 26-13 vs. Raiders

LAST GAME

11/24/13: Chargers 41 at Chiefs 38. San Diego QB Philip Rivers throws 3 TD passes, including game-winning 26-yarder to Seyi Ajirotutu with 0:24 remaining in 4th quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/1/12: Chargers 31, Chiefs 13. Philip Rivers completes 18 of 20 passes (90 percent) for 220 yards & 2 TDs. Chargers defense adds FR-TD & INT-TD in 4th quarter.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:25 PM PT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 119 (KC), 92 (SD). XM: 225 (SD). 

 

STATS

PASSING

A. Smith: 308-509-3,313-23-8-88.1

Rivers: 356-511-4,249 (2C)-29 (3C)-10-105.5 (2C)

RUSHING

Charles: 259-1,287 (1C)-5.0-12 (1L)

Mathews: 261-1,111 (2C)-4.3-6

RECEIVING

Charles (RB): 70-693-9.9-7

Gates (TE): 73-841-11.5-3

OFFENSE

337.6

392.5 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE

17 (1C)

-3

DEFENSE

365.3

368.8

SACKS

Hali, Houston: 11

Keiser, Liuget: 4.5

INTs

Demps: 4 (T3C)

Gilchrist, Weddle: 2

PUNTING

Colquitt: 46.0

Scifres: 42.8

KICKING

Succop: 112 (49/49 PAT; 21/26 FG)

Novak: 135 (3L) (39/39 PAT; 32/35 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: KC (11) is tied with Miami (2008) & Indianapolis (2012) for most wins by team that won 2 or fewer games in previous season…On road in 2013, QB ALEX SMITH has completed 134 of 222 passes (60.4 pct.) for 287 yards with 11 TDs vs. 1 INT & 94.6 rating. Has career-high 3,313 passing yards in 2013. Had 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 106.7 rating in last game vs. SD. Smith (431) has most rush yards in season by Chiefs QB in club history…RB JAMAAL CHARLES (1,287) aims to lead AFC in rushing for 2nd consecutive season. Needs 20 scrimmage yards to become 3rd player in Chief annals to reach 2,000-yard mark. Has NFL-best 19 total TDs (12 rush, 7 rec.). Has 11 TDs in past 5 (6 rush, 5 rec.)…Last week, WR DWAYNE BOWE (6,401) surpassed CARLOS CARSON (6,360) for 4th-most rec. yards in club history…Allow AFC-low 18.5 points per game in 2013…Have 11 return TDs in 2013, most in NFL…LB TAMBA HALI (11) has registered 10 sacks for 3rd time in career…S ERIC BERRY has 3.5 sacks in 2013, tied for most among NFL DBs…CHARGERS: Seek 1st postseason appearance since 2009…Have won 3 consecutive games, longest active streak in AFC…QB PHILIP RIVERS (4,249) is 6th player in NFL history to register 5 4,000-yard seasons. In past 3 vs. KC, Rivers is 3-0 & has completed 63 of 82 passes (76.8 pct.) for 821 yards with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 126.1 rating. Has 29-6 (.828) career record in Dec…RB RYAN MATHEWS (1,111) needs 89 rush yards to become 1st Charger to reach 1,200 rush yards since LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON in 2007 (1,474). Has 99 rush yards & rush TD in each of past 3…TE ANTONIO GATES (9,162) needs 42 yards to surpass HOFer CHARLIE JOINER (9,203) for 2nd-most rec. yards in team history. Has 13 career TD rec. vs. Chiefs, most against any team…Rookie WR KEENAN ALLEN (66) has most rec. by Chargers rookie. Allen (957) needs 45 rec. yards for club rookie record (JOHN JEFFERSON, 1,001 in 1978). Has 5 TDs in past 3…TE LADARIUS GREEN had 60-yard TD rec. in last game vs. KC…S ERIC WEDDLE leads club with 91 tackles in 2013.

ST. LOUIS RAMS (7-8) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (12-3)

SERIES

RAMS

SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

 

19-11

STREAKS

 

Past 2, 15 of past 17

COACHES VS. OPP.

Fisher: 2-7

Carroll: 5-3

LAST WEEK

W 23-13 vs. Buccaneers

L 17-10 vs. Cardinals

LAST GAME

10/28/13: Seahawks 14 at Rams 9. Seattle WR Golden Tate catches 2 TDs (2, 80) from QB Russell Wilson. Seahawks CB Richard Sherman & LB Bruce Irvin each record INT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/12: Seahawks 20, Rams 13. Seattle rookie QB Russell Wilson throws TD to RB Michael Robinson (10) & rushes for game-winning 1-yard TD with 1:39 remaining.      

BROADCAST

FOX (1:25 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 111 (StL), 117 (Sea.). XM: 229 (Sea.). 

STATS

PASSING

Clemens: 121-212-1,516-7-5-80.6

Wilson: 242-384-3,185-25-9-101.1

RUSHING

Stacy (R): 235-958-4.1-7

Lynch: 278-1,160-4.2-11 (1C)

RECEIVING

Cook (TE): 46-641-13.9-4

Tate: 56-769-13.7-4

OFFENSE

314.6

343.7

TAKE/GIVE

10

18 (1L)

DEFENSE

350.1

281.3 (1L)

SACKS

R. Quinn: 18 (1L)

Avril: 8

INTs

Johnson: 3

Sherman: 8 (1L)

PUNTING

Hekker: 46.1

Ryan: 41.8

KICKING

Zuerlein: 109 (34/34 PAT; 25/27 FG)

Hauschka: 134 (1C) (41/41 PAT; 31/33 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: QB KELLEN CLEMENS has won past 2 & has 114.2 rating…Rookie RB ZAC STACY rushed for career-high 134 yards in Week 8. Has rushed for 744 yards (93 per game) & 7 TDs in past 8…Rookie WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN is only player in NFL history with 95 yard PR-TD, 80 yard rec. TD & 65 yard rush TD in season. WR CHRIS GIVENS has 3 career rec. TDs & averages 46 yards per TD. WR AUSTIN PETTIS had TD in last game at Sea. Rookie WR STEDMAN BAILEY had 27-yard TD run, 1st career TD…Rams have 13 sacks in past 2 meetings. DE ROBERT QUINN had 3 sacks in Week 8. Aims for 4th in row vs. Sea. with sack. Leads NFL with 18 sacks, incl. 3 last week. DE CHRIS LONG has 11.5 sacks in past 17. Has 6 sacks in past 2 meetings. CB JANORIS JENKINS has 4 career TDs (3 INT, 1 FR). Since entering NFL in 2009, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is only player with 12 sacks (12) & 9 INTs (9). Rookie LB ALEC OGLETREE leads team with 110 tackles…SEAHAWKS: Clinch No. 1 seed with win…QB RUSSELL WILSON has 23 wins in 1st 2 seasons, most in SB era. Has 51 pass TDs, 1 of 3 in NFL history with 50 pass TDs in 1st 2 seasons. Has won past 2 vs. StL & has 129.2 rating. Is 14-1 with 113.6 rating at home…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH has rushed for 215 yards (107.5 per game) & TD in past 2 home meetings. Has 1,160 rush yards, his 3rd consecutive 1,000-yard season. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 3,691 rush yards & 31 rush TDs…WR-PR GOLDEN TATE is only player in NFL with 700 rec. (769) & 500 PR (587) yards. In past 2 vs. StL, has 8 catches for 198 yards (99 per game) & 2 TDs…Defense leads NFL with 26 INTs, incl. 9 in past 2. CB RICHARD SHERMAN has 4 INTs in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with 2 INTs. Since entering NFL in 2011, Sherman leads NFL with 20 INTs. Aims for 4th in row vs. StL with INT. S EARL THOMAS is 1 of 2 in NFL with 90 tackles (98), 5 INTs (5) & 2 FFs (2). Since 2011, DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 2 in NFL with 25 sacks (28.5) & 12 FF (13). LB BRUCE IRVIN had sack, INT & FF in Week 8. LB BOBBY WAGNER aims for 3rd in row with 1 sack.

BUFFALO BILLS (6-9) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-4)

SERIES

BILLS

PATRIOTS

SERIES LEADER

 

64-41-1

STREAKS

 

Past 4, 19 of past 20

COACHES VS. OPP.

Marrone: 0-1

Belichick: 24-4

LAST WEEK

W 19-0 vs. Dolphins

W 41-7 at Ravens

LAST GAME

9/08/13: Patriots 23 at Bills 21. New England WR Julian Edelman catches 2 1st-half TDs. Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski converts 2 4th-quarter FGs, including 35-yard game-winner.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/11/12: Patriots 37, Bills 31. New England QB Tom Brady throws for 237 yards & 2 TDs.

Patriots RB Danny Woodhead scores 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec).

BROADCAST

CBS (4:25 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 132 (Buf.), 110 (NE). XM: 228 (NE). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Lewis: 77-128-845-3-3-77.8 OR
Manuel (R): 180-306-1,972-11-9-77.7

Brady: 366-604-4,221 (3C)-24-10-88.0

RUSHING

Jackson: 193-836-4.3-8 (3C)

Ridley: 166-699-4.2-7

RECEIVING

Johnson: 52-597-11.5-3

Edelman: 96 (3C)-991-10.3-6

OFFENSE

334.5

384.7 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

2

10 (3C)

DEFENSE

330.1 (3C)

371.7

SACKS

M. Williams: 13 (3L)

Cha. Jones: 11.5 (T3C)

INTs

4 tied: 4 (T3C)

Ryan: 5 (T1C)

PUNTING

Moorman: 41.1

Allen (R): 45.8

KICKING

Carpenter: 123 (30/30 PAT; 31/34 FG)

Gostkowski: 144 (1L) (42/42 PAT; 34/37 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: Rookie QB EJ MANUEL (11) has most TD passes by Bills rookie in franchise history. Has 2 rush TDs in past 3 games. Has 1,282 passing yards with 9 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 83.4 rating vs. AFC opponents. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 105.5 rating in only game vs. NE. QB THAD LEWIS is 2-2 as starter in 2013…Bills avg. 142.5 rush yards per game, best in AFC in 2013…RB C.J. SPILLER averages 6.1 yards per carry at NE (26 att., 159 yards). Last week, RB FRED JACKSON (5,067) joined HOFers THURMAN THOMAS & O.J. SIMPSON as only Bills to reach 5,000 career rush yards. Posted 1st 100-yard rush game of season last week…WR STEVIE JOHNSON (301) needs 2 rec. for 6th most in franchise history (PETE METZELAARS, 302). ROBERT WOODS had 18-yard TD rec. in only meeting vs. NE…Registered 1st shutout since 10/30/11 last week…DE MARIO WILLIAMS (13) needs 1.5 sacks to surpass career best of 14 in ’07…Defense has NFL-best 56 sacks…Club has 3 players with at least 10 sacks, most in NFL (JERRY HUGHES, KYLE WILLIAMS, Mario Williams)…PATRIOTS: Have won 18 of past 20 in Dec…With win, QB TOM BRADY (147) will surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (147) for 4th-most on all-time wins list among starting QBs. Has 11 division titles, most by starting QB in NFL history. Brady has 44-7 (.863) career record in Dec., highest among SB-era QBs (min. 10 starts). Needs 279 pass yards to reach 4,500 for 4th time in career, 3rd-most such seasons in NFL history…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT tied career-best with 2 rush TDs last week…WR JULIAN EDELMAN (96) needs 4 catches to join TROY BROWN & WES WELKER as only Patriots to have 100 rec. in season. Needs 9 rec. yards to reach 1,000 for 1st time in career…DE CHANDLER JONES has career-high 11.5 sacks in 2013. Had FR-TD vs. Bal…LB DON’T’A HIGHTOWER has team-best 91 tackles…Rookie CB LOGAN RYAN had career-best 2 INTs & 3 PDs last week. Has 5 INTs, most among NFL rookies.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-11) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-5)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

 

26-17

STREAKS

 

Past 4, 5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schiano: 0-3

Payton: 7-6

LAST WEEK

L 23-13 at Rams

L 17-13 at Panthers

LAST GAME

9/15/13: Saints 16 at Buccaneers 14. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws 56-yard TD pass to TE Jimmy Graham. Saints K Garrett Hartley makes 27-yard FG as times expires.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/16/12: Saints 41, Buccaneers 0. Drew Brees throws for 307 yards & 4 TDs. Saints CB Jabari Greer records 2 INTs as Saints defense total 5 turnovers.  

BROADCAST

FOX (3:25 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (TB), 108 (NO). XM: 232 (NO). 

STATS

PASSING

Glennon (R): 225-375-2,389-17-8-84.9

Brees: 422-619-4,781 (1C)-35 (1C)-12-101.8

RUSHING

Rainey: 139-531-3.8-5

Thomas: 140-529-3.8-1

RECEIVING

Jackson: 74-1,189-16.1-7

J. Graham (TE): 81-1,144-14.1-15 (1L)

OFFENSE

276.1

394.9

TAKE/GIVE

11 (3C)

-1

DEFENSE

340.0

306.7

SACKS

McCoy: 9

Jordan: 12.5 (2C)

INTs

David: 5

Lewis: 3

PUNTING

Koenen: 44.0

Morstead: 47.3 (3C)

KICKING

Lindell: 95 (29/29 PAT; 22/28 FG)

S. Graham: 7 (1/1 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: Rookie QB MIKE GLENNON has 14 TDs vs. 5 INTs in past 10…RB BOBBY RAINEY has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in past 7…WR VINCENT JACKSON had career-high 216 rec. yards vs. NO (10/21/12). Has 1,189 rec. yards, his 3rd consecutive 1,000-yard season & 5th in past 6 years. Among active players (min. 200 catches), has NFL-best 17.5 avg. (418 catches, 7,327 yards). Rookie TE TIM WRIGHT has TD in 2 of past 3…LB LAVONTE DAVID is only player in NFL with 100 tackles (136), 5 sacks (6) & 5 INTs (5). In past decade, David & BRIAN URLACHER (2007) are only 2 in NFL to accomplish feat. S MARK BARRON is 1 of 2 S in NFL with 80 tackles (88), 2 INTs (2) & 2 sacks (2). DT GERALD MC COY has 7 sacks in past 7. Aims for 4th in row with sack. Has career-high 9 sacks. Had sack in last meeting. In Week 2, LB MASON FOSTER had 85-yard INT-TD. DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN had sack & FF in Week 2… SAINTS: Clinch playoff berth with win. Can win NFC South…QB DREW BREES has won 4 in row vs. TB with 104 rating. Has 50,700 pass yards, 1 of 5 in NFL history with 50,000. Has 4,781 yards & needs 219 for 4th career 5,000-yard season. Has 3 of the 7 5,000-yard seasons in NFL history. Has 35 TDs, his 6th 30-TD season in row. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 38,352 pass yards & 279 TDs…RB PIERRE THOMAS has 529 rush & 510 rec. yards, 1st season with 500 rush & rec. yards. Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 230 catches, 1,951 rec. yards & 16 rec. TDs. Has rec. TD in 3 of past 4 vs. TB. RB MARK INGRAM rushed for 90 yards & TD in last home meeting…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 6 100-yard games, tied for most ever in season by TE. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 277 catches, 3,594 yards & 38 TDs. Had 10 catches for 179 yards & TD in Week 2. WR MARQUES COLSTON needs 124 rec. yards for 5th consecutive 1,000-yard season & 7th career…DE CAMERON JORDAN has 12.5 sacks in past 14. Aims for 4th consecutive meeting with sack & FF. S MALCOLM JENKINS had INT in Week 2. Had INT last week.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-7-1) AT CHICAGO BEARS (8-7)

SERIES

PACKERS

BEARS

SERIES LEADER

 

92-87-6

STREAKS

7 of past 9

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

McCarthy: 10-6

Trestman: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 38-31 vs. Steelers

L 54-11 at Eagles

LAST GAME

11/4/13: Bears 27 at Packers 20. Chicago RB Matt Forté rushes for 125 yards & TD. Bears WRs Brandon Marshall & Alshon Jeffery each add TD catch from QB Josh McCown.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/16/12: Packers 21, Bears 13. Green Bay WR James Jones catches 3 TDs (29, 8, 6) from QB Aaron Rodgers. Packers defense only allows 190 total net yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (3:25 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Westwood One: Dave Sims, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 135 (GB), 86 (Chi.). XM: 86 (Chi.). 

STATS

PASSING

Rodgers: 168-251-2,218-15-4-108.0 OR

Flynn: 124-200-1,392-8-5-85.7

Cutler: 209-331-2,395-17-11-88.1

RUSHING

Lacy (R): 263-1,112-4.2-10 (T3L)

Forté: 267-1,229 (3C)-4.6-7

RECEIVING

Nelson: 75-1,153-15.4-8

Marshall: 94 (2C)-1,221-13.0-11

OFFENSE

395.4 (3C)

384.3

TAKE/GIVE

-3

5

DEFENSE

374.1

389.3

SACKS

Matthews: 7.5

Peppers: 6.5

INTs

Shields, Williams: 3

3 tied: 3

PUNTING

Masthay: 44.7

Podlesh: 41.0

KICKING

Crosby: 132 (2C) (39/39 PAT; 31/35 FG)

Gould: 119 (41/42 PAT; 26/29 FG)

NOTES

WINNER CLINCHES NFC NORTHPACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS aims for 4th consecutive win at Chi. (incl. playoffs). In past 2 at Chi., has 6 TDs, 1 INT & 114 rating. QB MATT FLYNN completed 31 of 44 (70.5 pct.) for 480 yards with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT for 136.4 rating in only Week 17 start (1/1/12)…Rookie RB EDDIE LACY leads NFL with 1,061 rush yards since Oct. 1. Has 1,112 rush yards & 10 rush TDs, both are most by GB rookie. Has 9 rush TDs in past 10, most in NFL since Week 7. In last meeting, rushed for career-high 150 yards & TD. RB JAMES STARKS had 32-yard rush TD in Week 9…WR JORDY NELSON has career-high 75 catches. Has 1,153 rec. yards & needs 111 for new career best (1,263). WR JAMES JONES had 3 TDs in last game at Chi. WR JARRETT BOYKIN had TD last week…LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 5.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. LB A.J. HAWK leads team with 116 tackles. Had INT last week. LB MIKE NEAL has sack in 4 of past 6. CB SAM SHIELDS leads team with 16 PD…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has 14,687 yards with Chi. & passed HOFer SID LUCKMAN (14,686) most in team history…RB MATT FORTÉ has 1,229 rush & 547 rec. yards & is only Bear with 2 seasons with 1,000 rush & 500 rec. yards. Had 179 scrimmage yards (125 rush, 54 rec.) & TD in Week 9. …WRs ALSHON JEFFERY (1,341) & BRANDON MARSHALL (1,221) have combined for 2,562 rec. yards, most by duo in NFL. Jeffery has 73 catches for 1,237 yards (103.1 per game) & 7 TDs in past 12. Marshall has 2,729 rec. yards with Chi, most by Bear in 1st 2 seasons with team. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has career-high 64 catches & 744 yards. Has 5 TDs, tied for career-best…DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 4.5 sacks & INT in past 3 meetings. Since entering NFL in 2002, has 118 sacks, 2nd most in NFL. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS is 2nd in NFL with 12 INTs. S MAJOR WRIGHT leads team with 91 tackles. DE SHEA MC CLELLIN had career-high 3 sacks in last meeting.

SUNDAY NIGHT

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (9-6) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (8-7)

SERIES

EAGLES

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

 

59-46

STREAKS

 

Past 3, 4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kelly: 0-1

Garrett: 4-3

LAST WEEK

W 54-11 vs. Bears

W 24-23 at Redskins

LAST GAME

10/20/13: Cowboys 17 at Eagles 3. Dallas rookie WR Terrance Williams catches TD & WR Dez Bryant adds 110 receiving yards. Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner scores on 1-yard TD run.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/2/12: Cowboys 38, Eagles 33. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws 3 TD passes, including 2 to WR Dez Bryant. Cowboys rookie CB Morris Claiborne seals win with 50-yard FR-TD.

BROADCAST

NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (Phi.), 93 (Dal.). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (Phi.), 226 (Dal.).

STATS

PASSING

Foles: 186-291-2,628-25-2-118.8

Romo: 342-535-3,828-31 (T3L)-10-96.7 OR

Orton: 3-5-40-0-0-85.4

RUSHING

McCoy: 287-1,476 (1L)-5.1-9

Murray: 200-1,073-5.4-9

RECEIVING

Jackson: 79-1,304 (3C)-16.5-9

Bryant: 85-1,134-13.3-12 (T2L)

OFFENSE

420.7 (1C)

336.3

TAKE/GIVE

10

10

DEFENSE

392.7

418.6

SACKS

Cole: 8

Hatcher: 9

INTs

Boykin: 5

Lee: 4

PUNTING

Jones: 44.7

C. Jones: 45.4

KICKING

Henery: 108 (42/42 PAT; 22/27 FG)

Bailey: 121 (46/46 PAT; 25/27 FG)

NOTES

WINNER CLINCHES NFC EASTEAGLES: QB NICK FOLES leads NFL with 118.8 rating, 9.03 avg. gain & 8.6 TD pct. Has 25 TDs vs. 2 INTs…Eagles lead NFL in rush offense (161.9). RB LE SEAN MC COY leads NFL with 2,012 scrimmage yards & 1,476 rush yards. Can be 1st Eagle to lead NFL in rushing since 1949 (HOFer STEVE VAN BUREN). WR DE SEAN JACKSON has career-high 79 catches & 1,304 yards. Has 9 rec. TDs, tied for his most in season. In past 2 at Dal., has 9 catches for 300 yards (150 per game) & TD (91 yards). WR RILEY COOPER is 3rd in NFL with 18.1 avg…LB DE MECO RYANS leads team with 120 tackles. Had sack & INT in Week 7. LB TRENT COLE had 3 sacks last week & has 7 sacks in past 5. LB MYCHAL KENDRICKS has 3 sacks, INT & FF in past 2. CB BRANDON BOYKIN had 54-yard INT-TD last week, 1st of career. Has career-high 5 INTs…COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO is 4-0 vs. Phi. in past 4 at home (min. 10 att.) with 120.1 rating (incl. playoffs). Needs 172 yards for 5th 4,000-yard season…RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 1,073 rush yards, his 1st 1,000-yard season. Has rushed for 439 yards (109.8 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4. Had 1st rec. TD catch last week…WR DEZ BRYANT has 85 catches for 1,134 yards & 12 TDs. Needs 5 catches to be 1st Cowboy with 90 catches, 1,000 yards & 10 TDs in consecutive seasons. Has 22 rec. TDs in past 23. Since 2011, has 33 rec. TDs, tied for most by WR. Since 2007, TE JASON WITTEN has 615 catches, most by TE. Is 2nd all-time in receptions (867) by NFL TE…Since entering NFL in 2005, DE DE MARCUS WARE is 2nd with 117 sacks. DT JASON HATCHER has 6 sacks in his past 9. In Week 7, LB SEAN LEE, S BARRY CHURCH & CB BRANDON CARR had INT.


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